We have seen some exciting growth at HealtheParadigm within the last couple of months. Due to our partnership with the Medical Association of Georgia along with participation in several trade shows and conferences throughout the state, our name is becoming known in the Georgia healthcare community. "North Atlanta Primary Care" is among the first physician groups to join HealtheParadigm. We have pending agreements with several other physician practices and look forward to kicking off the integration efforts.
We held two CME events this month for physicians. On May 23 the DeKalb Medical Society partnered with us to host an event at The Druid Hills Golf Club. On May 24 the Dougherty County Medical Society partnered with us to host an event at Merry Acres in Albany, GA. Both events were well attended by physicians and their practice managers. We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Doug Patten, Dr. Joseph Stubbs and Dr. Steve Walsh who have been supportive in these physician education efforts. Our goal is to educate physicians throughout the state of Georgia on the impact of MIPS and MACRA and how our services can assist with making their practices successful.
Are You Required to Participate in MIPS in 2017?
For those of you who are unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you can now access an interactive tool on the CMS Quality Payment Program website to determine if you should participate in 2017.
The process is simple. Visit
www.qpp.cms.gov.comand enter your national provider identifier (NPI) into the entry field in the tool on the homepage. Information is then provided on whether or not you should be participating in MIPS this year.
MIPS Participation Criteria
In 2017, if you are a:
Clinical nurse specialist
Certified nurse practitioner
Then you should be prepared to participate in MIPS if you:
Bill Medicare Part B more than $30,000 a year AND
See more than 100 Medicare patients a year.
For those who are new to Medicare in 2017, you need not participate in MIPS this year. You may also be exempt if you qualify for one of the special rules for certain types of clinicians, or participate in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model. Take time to review the MIPS Participation Fact Sheet to learn more.
For More Information
The CMS Quality Payment Program Service Center may be reached at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222), available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM ET or via email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
Hope to See You at:
Cardelia Will Be Attending the Following July Events:
July 6-9, 2017
Emory University - SE Review/Update on Medical Care of Older Adults,The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Garden, Pine Mountain, GA
July 19-21, 2017
Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Summer Meeting, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL